Since it’s the Year of the Rabbit, all the more reason to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, mirroring the energy and vitality of the little, furry creature, no? Those who don’t have eye bag or dark circle problems are the lucky ones. Unfortunately, I’m not in that category so I’ve always been on the look-out for eyecare products to alleviate those problems.
Garnier’s Light Brightening Eye Roll-On has been around since 2009. It’s actually quite popular because I’ve seen customers milling around the product in drugstores discussing its merits. One reason for its popularity, I hazard a guess, is because Garnier skincare is considered reasonably priced.
Perhaps it’s also because customers are drawn to the roller-ball applicator which promotes micro-circulation of the eye area. The Roll-On contains pure caffeine essence, a natural stimulant,
The correct way to use the applicator is to swipe on starting from the inner bottom corner of the eye area in a counter clockwise movement, completing the full circle at the top corner of the eye before repeating in the opposite direction.
This recommended method soothes the area, aids in lymphatic drainage of the under-eye area to treat puffiness and promotes blood circulation to combat dark eye circles.
I like the cool sensation the Roll-On imparts on contact with my eye area, it is very soothing whenever that area needs some moisture which is several times a day. It’s great that the product can be brought along anywhere and everywhere and there are no hygiene issues such as having to dip my fingers into a jar of eye cream.
After two weeks of using the Roll-On, my eye bags don’t seem as severe and my eye area feels refreshed every time I use the Roll-On. I’m also using concealer less often as the dark circles aren’t as obvious as before.
Overall, it’s a good product for its price but I still have to use a separate eye cream for firming purposes as this product isn’t formulated for fine lines or crow’s feet. The Roll-On is 15ml and priced at RM24.90, cheaper when the drugstores have discounts.